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A Look Back at Jordan Brand Athlete Derek Anderson

Former NBA player, Derek Anderson was drafted in 1997 by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick out of the University of Kentucky. Anderson was touted as an ideal shooting guard with his ability to shoot from the perimeter, handle the ball and finish at the rim. He also had championship pedigree winning the […]

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Nike Roshe Run Mid Winter

Nike’s Winter and Fall releases have flooded or timelines and internet screens for the passed several weeks and there seems to be some interesting releases coming to shelves, some with a more unique spin on withstanding the cold than others. The Nike Rosherun has already been dubbed a fan favorite, from it’s comfort to its […]

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Sneaker Moments: Professional Athletes Memorializing The Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Image via @espn_afcsouth (Twitter) There are a lot of sneaker moments that can be talked about or written about, but very few, if any, are born out of tragedy. One of the more recent moments in sneaker history to happen was birthed due to the extremely unfortunate and horrific incident in Newton, Connecticut at Sandy […]

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Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Plaid” Sample

Since its inception the Janoski by Nike SB has been offered in many colors, patterns, and materials from suede to leather to canvas. Much of this variety has to do with the simple fact that Nike SB pro Stefan Janoski has had a hand in the design of every edition of the signature sneaker, with […]

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Air Jordan V 2013: Fire Red vs Fire Red

As you all know, we got 2 different versions of the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” from JB in 2013. Neither is a new colorway as both dropped separately in the mid-late 2000’s, but we wanted to get your take on which you prefer. The 2 different makeups cater to 2 different crowds. 3M is […]

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Nike SB P. Rod 7 High Preview

As one of Nike SB’s premiere pros Paul Rodriguez has accumulated seven numbered pro models over the past decade. Recently images have leaked of a high top version of the P. Rod 7. Inspired by basketball sneakers, the P. Rod 7 broke away from the one piece toe cap design of the previous two models. […]

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Random Rant: The Ethics Of Blogging

Blogging is a tricky business. There’s always a thin line between trying to provide accurate information, detailed previews, high quality articles and “selling out”. When sourcing information we have a responsibility to our readers to do the extra leg work and try to distinguish between facts and unsubstantiated rumors so that you don’t have to. […]

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Gourmet “Cork Pack”

Gourmet has dressed up their Cinque 2 and The 35 in cork. On both shoes the all cork upper is speckled with multi-color spots sat on a black on white midsole. Check these out at Gourmet dealers everywhere. Via: EUK

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This Week (Month) in Skateboarding

After a brief hiatus it is my pleasure to present the return of This Week in Skateboarding. A lot has happened in the last few weeks, but I will do my best to cover all of the important stuff which has taken place in the first few weeks of August. This past week Huf Quality […]

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#NeverForget: The Day RSVP Services Lost to Nike and The Nike Destroyer

From the moment Nike revealed the release information for the LeBron X Celebration Pack, everyone knew it would become a mad race to see who could secure a pickup of the extremely limited edition. And true to form, RSVP services were primed and ready to capitalize on the tremendous hype brought on by LeBron James […]

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AMI Dark Green Suede Trimmed High Top Sneakers

AMI is the brainchild of French designer Alexandre Mattiussi. Formed in 2011 with the intention of creating timeless designs that his friends would want to wear, Mattiussi’s label has delivered a clean, stylish shoe for the fall season. The former Dior, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs designer has opted to dress this high top sneaker in […]

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Balmain Black Leather & Suede High Top Sneakers

High quality materials and craftsmanship are what French fashion house Balmain are known for and their latest high top sneaker is no exception. Made in Italy, this construction takes black leather and pairs it with tonal suede overlays to great effect. Adding a padded collar for comfort, instep zipper for easy access and contrasting white […]

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Nike Zoom Janoski AC RS

Nike SB is at it again; since the introduction of the Stefan Janoski pro model in 2009 the boat shoe inspired sneaker has become a smash hit for Nike’s skateboarding line. As with every other Nike release to become popular (Lunarlon anyone?), the Janoski has since taken many forms. One of the more interesting being […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

1. I was an Eastbay Platinum Club member last year because of the amount of retro Nike’s and Air Force 1s I buy from them due to the fact that you can use discount codes on those products. The free shipping was nice, but all of my stuff was shipped in bags, causing the box […]

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Vans “Chima Pro”

As one of the oldest skate shoe companies in the game Vans doesn’t hand out pro models lightly. With only a handful of pros on their extensive roster being blessed with a signature shoe, Vans has chosen to bestow this honor on long time team rider Chima Ferguson. Inspired by Chima’s favorite Vans style “The Authentic”, […]

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The H-Word

  If you were to ask just about any “sneakerhead” what they think is killing the game right now the answer is going to be one of two things: resellers or hypebeasts. Resellers are a problem in and of themselves. Not all resellers are bad, not all of them charge terrible prices, some of them […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

We got a decent amount of views on the first installment of this series, so I figured I might as well do it again. 1. If you haven’t noticed what Reebok is doing this year you’re blind. They are really killing it lately, and their collabs have been crazy. The Reebok Question x Sneakersnstuff “Crocus” […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

While the title is low-key biting our guy @deftronic ‘s classic Random Rambos on Deftronic.com , I really wanted to get back into sneaker blogging in a way that doesn’t require me to post every day. As we’ve been growing rapidly, I have been taking on more and more responsibilities, pushing my blogging to the bottom […]

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Nike SB Janoski “White Velcro”

In 2012 Nike SB released a special edition of their popular silhouette, the Janoski, offered with velcro straps. The velcro Janoski is making a comeback this summer, this time in white. The white Janoski comes with a leather upper, making it more of a lifestlye sneaker than a skate ready shoe. With the incredible popularity of […]

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Nike SB Koston 2 “Anthracite/White”

Nike SB is gracing skaters and sneakerheads alike with another new colorway of the Koston 2; this time the low profile sneaker comes in Anthracite with a white outsole and Nike swoosh for contrast. The white outsole has a grey speckled effect which really sets this edition apart from run of the mill grey and […]

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Air Jordan IV “North Carolina” PE

Michael Jordan left his legacy at the University of North Carolina, and is one of many great players to suit up for the Tar Heels over the programs  rich tradition of basketball. Now Jordan Brand is the official apparel sponsor of the men’s basketball team, and has produced some nice PE’s for players lucky enough […]

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Supra “Strike”

Earlier this week Supra footwear announced a new low top cup sole design, the Strike. Calling this shoe simple would only be doing it an injustice; with a one piece toe cap and simplistic construction, the real detail is in the design. Supra has designed three different colorways for the new silhouette, each with their […]

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Nike SB Koston 2 Update

A few months back we gave you a preview of Nike SBs upcoming release, the Koston 2. Yesterday Nike officially announced Eric Koston’s newest pro model along with a hilariously awesome commercial to back it. The Koston 2 is the perfect blend of functionality and fashion; drawing inspiration golf and saddle style shoes, the Koston […]

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Supra x Spring Breakers “Donavyn”

Earlier this week Supra announced the release of a limited edition of their shoe “The Donavyn” commemorating the upcoming film Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco. While at first glance the shoe might seem over the top with its hit pink leather upper and turquoise outsole, there is actually more to […]

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Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Wolf Grey/Gum”

On Monday Nike SB gave us a screen shot of a new April colorway for the incredibly popular Stefan Janoski pro model, this time in Wolf Grey. This version of the  Janoski comes to us in canvas, adding not only to the shoe’s overall style, but its comfort as well. The swoosh on the side is […]

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Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire

With its simple style and attractive price point, the Nike Roshe Run has been a smash hit for all NSW fans.  This latest version gets sporty with the addition of Dynamic Flywire.  As with any Roshe, comfort is key, and the addition of the Flywire is sure to add to the glove-like feel.  Look for the shoes […]

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Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro “Hyper Red”

True to form, Nike SB has hit us with another sneak peak at the upcoming edition of the Dunk Mid, this time coming in the Hyper Red colorway. The sneaker comes to us covered in sued, with a mesh side panel. A white leather swoosh accompanies  the all red upper,with  matching the white mid sole, […]

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Supra presents “The Hammer”

Today Supra Footwear proudly presents the latest pro shoe from team rider Jim Greco. This newest offering from Supra Footwear seamlessly blends the simplicity of a casual shoe with skate technology with safety and comfort in mind. Following one of skateboarding’s latest trends, the shoe seamlessly blends the protection offered by a cup sole style […]

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P. Rod 6 February Preview

Over the weekend Nike SB gave us a preview of the upcoming February colorway for the P. Rod 6. The Nike SB twitter describes it as Black, White, Gum Medium Brown, and Medium Grey. From the picture supplied by Nike I don’t really see where the Medium Gum Brown comes in, but overall the shoe […]

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Adidas DRose 3.5

The Adidas DRose 3.5 is now available in “Year of the Snake” format, with “Chicago Bulls” themed colorways soon to follow. The “Year of the Snake” is great looking shoe (only size 15 left on Adidas, and a FSR on Footlocker) retailing at $180.00. This YOTS features a mostly turquoise and black upper, turquoise laces, lining, and […]

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NIKEiD Air Force 1 “Year of the Snake”

Nike is pulling out all stops in their efforts to return the Air Force 1 to prominence in retail stores and the sneaker community. The Nike Air Force 1 has been a fan favorite on NIKEiD for a while now and Nike always seems to bring some great options for both sneakerheads and casual fans […]

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The Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite “Black History Month”

The Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite “Black History Month”  features a copper foamposite upper on top of a black midsole and outsole. The African patterns we have seen on numerous “BHM” releases, past and present, can be found on the tongue tag and ankle strap. Set to retail for $200, make sure to plan […]

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Nike SB Museum

Have you ever found yourself surfing your favorite sneaker sites and looking at a pair of shoes and wondering: Is this price for real? How can I be sure this is the right shoe? Is this release date accurate? Luckily, if you are looking for Nike SB’s, you are in luck. In celebration of Nike […]

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Adidas T-Mac “LeBron SVSM”?

Last week my man @Indeed317 walked into his local Finishline and spotted a pair of T-Mac 1s on the wall available to purchase. Sure, the original T-Mac 1 dropped in 2002, so a retro is not that mind-blowing, but here is the kicker, check the picture with the post. This is a GREEN and GOLD […]

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DC Presents The Mike Mo

DC skateboarding has proudly announced their newest shoe “The Mike Mo”, the first pro model for skateboarder Mike Mo Capaldi. This shoe is the perfect combination of style and skate performance. The Mike Mo is part of the Rediscover campaign which DC has been promoting for the better part of last year. The significance of […]

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Nike Dunk Mid Pro “Sport Grey”

Over the weekend Nike SB unveiled a sneak peak of their February colorway for the Mid Dunk Pro. This edition of the timeless sneaker comes drenched in “Sport Grey”, giving the shoe a clean, low key look. This edition if the Dunk Mid is covered in sued, with perforated leather side panels. This edition offers […]

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Adidas Unveils D Rose 3.5

Chicago Bulls fans are anxiously waiting for #thereturn of star Point Guard Derrick Rose but Adidas didn’t want to wait any longer to release the second version of his third signature. The first version was an on court favorite and was received pretty well by the sneaker community albeit that crazy price hike. This time […]

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Nike Basketball ‘Black History Month’ 2013 Collection

“Be Bold. Be True” is this year’s theme for Nike’s “Black History Month” collection. This particular year showcases 3 star athletes in 3 different sports – Kevin Durant, the star basketball forward, Serena Williams, champion tennis star and Didier Drogba, European soccer sensation honoring their contributions to their respective sports and communities. A portion of […]

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Interview with @EaglesandHeat

Most of us have had contact with DMV Sneakers, and if you haven’t, you should start right now! He is a humble guy out of the DMV who really looks out for anyone who cherishes a fresh pair of sneakers. If you are looking to buy, or sell, @EaglesandHeat is always one of the first […]

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Adidas Mutombo

Nike is not the only brand that’s bringing back some classic 90’s kicks in 2013. Reebok has already announced a few big retro releases for this year, and now Adidas is following suit with a retro of the Adidas Mutombo. 20 years after its original release, we are seeing 3 colorways that are expected to […]

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Box Hype

Something that is being seen more and more often is “Box Hype.” This is when a shoe is given a large amount of attention because of the box and extra’s that come with the shoe. Shoes that would normally not sell out are slapped with a “limited” tag among the sneaker community, given a special […]

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Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection

A few weeks ago, a red camouflage upper Kobe 8 was leaked on the internet. Many people speculated that it was going to be the shoe Kobe Bryant will lace up in come All-Star weekend in Houston. Alas, Nike kept people guessing incorrectly as it unveiled the red camouflage Kobe 8 was in fact one […]

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Nike Air Force 1, Year of the Snake

Each year some of Nike’s most hyped releases are related to the Chinese Zodiac, a 12-year cycle with a specific animal associated with every year. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and we have already seen some snakeskin samples of different colors and models. However, the official Year of the Snake Air Force 1 […]

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Nike LeBron 10 “BHM”

The Nike LeBron 10 “BHM” may be the only sneaker from this year’s pack that actually looks like it belongs, as compared to past BHM releases. Nike used the same BHM inspired print along the midsole, tongue tab, outsole, sock liner, and very subtly on the branding. Nike gave this LeBron 10 the smoky outsole […]

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Air Jordan Spizike “BHM”

Next on the menu of Black History Month pack releases is the Air Jordan Spizike. It’s very evident that JB wanted their releases to be the loudest of the pack, and they accomplished just that. This Spizike is caked in Volt, while electric blue accents give your eyes a break. The navy blue translucent outsole […]

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Air Jordan I “BHM”

We’re back! After a long holiday hiatus, we will be back in full-swing starting this week. We finally got a look at this year’s Black History Month pack, and the Air Jordan I was particularly interesting. While the colors are confusing to most (in relation to past BHM colorways), it’s guaranteed to turn some heads. […]

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New Balance Enters Skateboarding

Early in December New Balance announced their entrance into the arena of skateboarding after announcing their partnership with Blackbox Distribution, makers of Zero and Mystery skateboard brands as well as Fallen footwear. The brand will release a skate shoe line entitled “New Balance Numeric”, or NB#, and will feature new shoe and clothing lines designed […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 25: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 24: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 23: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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